Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 35880: 199604300 EXP JCAPE M/E
Project Number:
Title:
Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Contract Number:
35880
Contract Title:
199604300 EXP JCAPE M/E
Continuation of Contract:
30546: 1996 043 00 JOHNSON CR ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION ENHANCEMENT, M&E
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
In 1998, the JCAPE project requested an emergency Step-2 action from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) to begin limited salmon supplementation of the Johnson Creek stock of summer Chinook salmon population.  This request was to produce 100,000 smolts in existing facilities at the McCall Fish Hatchery.  This action allowed the JCAPE project to start the recovery of the Johnson Creek stock while the JCAPE project continued development through the NPCC 3-Step review process.  This limited production has now occurred in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.  The original proposal for the JCAPE project was to produce 300,000 smolts annually. This level of production would have required the development of new satellite facilities on Johnson Creek and the expansion of the McCall Fish Hatchery.  NOAA Fisheries indicated, in August 2002, that they would only permit the JCAPE project for 100,000 smolts.  This level of production could be accomplished utilized existing hatchery facilities without modifications.

Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement Project is a conservation program that will spawn, incubate, rear, and release summer Chinook salmon. This program will utilize existing incubation and rearing facilities at the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) juvenile rearing hatchery at McCall, Idaho.  Juvenile fish will be reared to the smolt stage and direct released into Johnson Creek.  The production goal for Johnson Creek Chinook salmon remains 100,000 smolts.  These numbers are authorized by NMFS through Section 10 permits of the Endangered Species Act (ESA Permit #1250, approval pending).

Juveniles will be raised to smolts from incubation to release in variable water temperature conditions mimicking the natural regime. Rearing conditions will also include low density (0.1 to 0.30 lb/cf/in), and natural photo-period (indoors).  Smolts will be direct released into a known natural production area in Johnson Creek with the intent that the returning adults will spawn in their natural habitat.  Releases of juvenile smolts occurred in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.  Existing McCall Fish Hatchery facility structure limits JCAPE production to one final rearing container. As such, concurrent comparative rearing strategies are not possible.

This program, initiated prior to the first releases of supplemented fish, has been collecting baseline life-history characteristic information, to examine survival of the natural fish in Johnson Creek and any potential effects that the supplementation program may have on the natural population. This M&E program quantifies 38 key performance measures, which are being standardized throughout Columbia River Basin (within Collaborative System-wide Monitoring and Evaluation Project), and contributes to regional monitoring and evaluation (RM&E) efforts addressing critical uncertainties associated with supplementation and ESA listed stock status/recovery.  These performance measures are listed in six major categories: (1) Abundance, (2) Survival-Productivity, (3) Distribution, (4) Genetic, (5) Life History, and (6) Habitat.  Evaluation under the context of these performance measures give us the most accuarate means to evaluate this supplementation program.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2008
Contract End Date:
12/31/2008
Current Contract Value:
$525,842
Expenditures:
$525,842

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact arleenh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3833
Jay Hesse Nez Perce Tribe No Supervisor jayh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3552
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Jonathan McCloud Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jmmccloud@bpa.gov (503) 230-3509
Craig Rabe Nez Perce Tribe Yes Contract Manager craigr@nezperce.org (208) 634-5290x3311
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Jason Vogel Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party jasonv@nezperce.org (208) 621-3602
Kelly Wasson Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact kellyw@nezperce.org (208) 843-7317
Nancy Weintraub Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead nhweintraub@bpa.gov (503) 230-5373


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain and submit environmental permits A: 165. Obtain Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group 12/31/2008 06/30/2008
Escapement monitoring and adult production estimation B: 157. Monitor Johnson Creek Adult Escapement and Estimate Adult Production 10/31/2008 09/15/2008
Redd & Carcass surveys C: 157. Conduct Redd Counts, Prespawning, and Carcass Surveys 11/01/2008 09/21/2008
Screw trap install and remove D: 70. Install and Remove Screw Trap 11/30/2008 12/03/2008
Collection of genetic samples and bony structures E: 157. Collect DNA, Scale, Snout & Fin Ray Samples from Juvenile & Adult summer Chinook Salmon in JC 12/31/2008 12/31/2008
Mark & tag summer chinook F: 158. Mark Juvenile and Adult Summer Chinook Salmon 12/31/2008 12/31/2008
Screw trap operation G: 157. Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 12/31/2008 12/31/2008
Public outreach H: 99. Public Outreach for Fisheries Education 05/31/2008 05/31/2008
Manage PIT tag files I: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files 12/15/2008 12/15/2008
Evaluate effectiveness of supplementation program J: 162. Evaluate Effects of Supplementation Using Performance Measure Evaluation 12/31/2008 12/31/2008
Coordination of data collection and dissemination K: 189. Coordinate JCAPE M&E Activities with Cooperating Agencies 12/01/2008 12/31/2008
Quarterly Report submission L: 141. Produce Quarterly Reports 12/31/2008 12/31/2008
Report preparation and submission M: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period 1/2/2008 to 12/31/2008 12/31/2008 12/31/2008
Manage and administer project N: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 12/31/2008 12/31/2008

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group 02/09/2007
B 157 Monitor Johnson Creek Adult Escapement and Estimate Adult Production 02/09/2007
C 157 Conduct Redd Counts, Prespawning, and Carcass Surveys 10/19/2007
D 70 Install and Remove Screw Trap 02/09/2007
E 157 Collect DNA, Scale, Snout & Fin Ray Samples from Juvenile & Adult summer Chinook Salmon in JC 02/09/2007
F 158 Mark Juvenile and Adult Summer Chinook Salmon 02/09/2007
G 157 Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 02/09/2007
H 99 Public Outreach for Fisheries Education 02/09/2007
I 159 Manage PIT Tag Files 02/09/2007
J 162 Evaluate Effects of Supplementation Using Performance Measure Evaluation 02/09/2007
K 189 Coordinate JCAPE M&E Activities with Cooperating Agencies 02/09/2007
L 141 Produce Quarterly Reports 02/09/2007
M 132 Submit Progress Report for the period 1/2/2008 to 12/31/2008 02/09/2007
N 119 Manage and Administer Projects 02/09/2007
O 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007